Whiteout on the index?
April 20, 2006 12:04 PM   Subscribe

Webpage disappearing act: My blog's index page is showing up blank, however all the archived pages are there and function perfectly. What's going on?

Here's the index, and here's an interior page. Individual entry pages are fine, too.

The index is index.php; there's no index.html to conflict, so that's not it. Where should I look for problems? I've no idea where to start.
posted by me3dia to Computers & Internet (12 answers total)
 
I'm getting an "Appliance Error" when I go to your main page. Never saw that before.

"An unrecoverable error was encountered: ""
This problem is unexpected. Please use the contact information below to obtain assistance."

Have you made any changes to the front page or to its template? If so, see if you can undo step-by-step (don't know what blog content management system you're using).
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 12:11 PM on April 20, 2006


What blogging software are you using?
posted by Good Brain at 12:15 PM on April 20, 2006


Check your free disk space.
posted by Marquis at 12:16 PM on April 20, 2006


I haven't made any changes in the past couple days. I published a post (in Movable Type) today, but apparently this problem arose yesterday. And I don't appear to be anywhere near my disk limit.
posted by me3dia at 12:26 PM on April 20, 2006


I'm with Taken Outtacontext: there's some kind of bad content in your index.php file / template.
posted by sluggo at 12:26 PM on April 20, 2006


The template hasn't changed in ages, though, and this just started happening yesterday.
posted by me3dia at 12:34 PM on April 20, 2006


Has your Web host made any changes to any scripts?
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 12:41 PM on April 20, 2006


Are you a paying MT user? If so, you can open a help ticket with them directly.
posted by misterbrandt at 12:47 PM on April 20, 2006


I can see the index just fine now.
posted by krix at 12:49 PM on April 20, 2006


Ah, looks like they upgraded PHP yesterday. I took a line starting ob_gzhandler out of the index template and it came back.

Thanks for your help!
posted by me3dia at 12:50 PM on April 20, 2006


For future reference, find out if you can access the server's error logs. I'm sure they're full of messages that would have been useful debugging this.
posted by ajp at 2:20 AM on April 21, 2006


Wow, I've never been the best answer before. Thx! -grin
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 11:35 AM on April 21, 2006


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